TESTING MEASUREMENT INVARIANCE OF THE LEARNING PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT AND EVALUATION (LPME) SCALE ACROSS GENDER USING MULTI-GROUP CONFIRMATORY FACTOR ANALYSISDownload This Article
The purpose of this study was to test measurement invariance of the LPME scale across gender using multi-group CFA. The LPME scale was developed to measure the effectiveness of management and evaluation practices pertaining to occupational learning programmes in the South African skills development context. A non-experimental cross-sectional survey was conducted with 389 human resource practitioners and apprentices/learners. The results indicate that the LPME scale is invariant between males and females at the levels of configural, metric and strong invariance. The number of factors/constructs, pattern of item factor loading, latent constructs variances and covariances, and the reliability of the LPME scale and its dimensions are equivalent between males and females.
Key Words: Measurement Invariance; Learning Programme; Management, Evaluation; Factor Analysis
How to cite this paper: Tshilongamulenzhe, M. C. (2015). Testing measurement invariance of the learning programme management and evaluation (LPME) scale across gender using multi-group confirmatory factor analysis. Journal of Governance and Regulation, 4(2-1), 124-131. https://doi.org/10.22495/jgr_v4_i2_c1_p5